The Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah offers a minor in nutrition. A registration form is required.

Admission Requirements and Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of BIOL 1610 (Principles of Biology or AP Biology) with a C or better
  • A grade "C" or better is required in each individual course.
  • Completed registration form with the Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at least one semester before graduation
  • Must be in good standing with the University of Utah (evidenced by official transcripts)

*Concurrent enrollment in BIOL 1610 and NUIP 1020 may be possible with special permission

Program Courses

All classes must be taken under "NUIP" to count towards fulfilling the minor requirements with the exception of the prerequisite. Classes taken under other disciplines (GNDR, HEDU, etc.) will not count towards the minor requirements.


Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BIO 1610 or AP Bio Principles of Biology 4

Core Courses **

(Please see below for nursing students requirements.)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
NUIP 1020 Scientific Foundations of Nutrition & Health 3
NUIP 4440 Advanced Human Nutrition 4

**Nursing Majors may subsitute NURS 3010 for NUIP 1020 to meet the Core Course Requirements.


Select minimum of 9 credit hours.

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Offered
HEDU 3050 Community Health Issues 3 F/S/SU
HEDU 3350 Understanding Eating Disorders and Body Image 3 F/S/SU
HEDU 4180 Prevention Practices 3 F/S/SU
NUIP 3620 Cultural Aspects of Food 3 F/S/SU
NUIP 3850 Special Projects: 1020 Foods Lab (spanish) (permission required) 1 F/S
NUIP 5100 Pediatric Nutrition 3 S
NUIP 5300 Maximizing Human Performance 3 F
NUIP 5320 Nutrition for Exercise and Sport 3 S
NUIP 5360 Weight Management 3 F/S/SU
NUIP 5420 Applied Nutrition through the Life Cycle 3 F/S/SU
NUIP 6440 Macronutrient Metabolism (permission required) 4 F

NOTE: Fall(F)/Spring(S)/Summer(SU). Courses not currently offered, but taken previously, will count towards the minor (NUIP 3550, NUIP, 5230, NUIP 5340, NUIP 5350, NUIP 5380)


A grade of C or better is required in each individual program course.


Please contact the Nutrition minor advisor Jojo Beyene at (801) 585-0827 or stop by her office in the Center for Student Success in HPER North 244A. You can also click here to schedule an appointment.


Once required courses are completed, bring your graduation application to our office, HPER North 200, for approval and signature.


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Contact Us

Minor in Nutrition

Thunder Jalili
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Phone: (801) 585-0399
Email: thunder.jalili@utah.edu

Yordanos (JoJo) Beyene, MEd
Senior Academic and Bridge Advisor
Phone: (801) 585-0827
Email: jojo.beyene@utah.edu

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